Thursday, February 07, 2008

Ultrasounds are ultra-wonderful.

Especially when you have polyhydramnios, or too much amniotic fluid. This means that they can see every single thing going on in there. Like the gorgeous eyes, nose, and mouth. Like fingers and kidneys and belly. And that baby is just wonderful in there. Heathy, swimming like a fish.
Good news: that baby is now head-down. Whew.
Pondegore weighs 7 pounds 13 ounces (97% percentile) today. And, yes, we still have just over four weeks to go.
Pondegore measures about three weeks ahead, meaning more like 38 1/2 weeks versus 35 1/2 weeks. The ultrasound tech thought maybe more of a February baby instead of March, but we all know that I thought I'd go early with Alla. No such luck. Not to mention my little cervix is thinning but that's it for this week.
Great news: no new weight gain! Halleluiah. If I had to hear one more time that I'd gained ten or eleven pounds between appointments I might just start pushing tonight.

13 comments:

Norina said...

OMG JJ! You can see every detail! I love it! Wow on 7 lbs already. I think he should come in Feb too....that's my vote. :) Congrats! Can't wait to meet him/her outside your tummy!

Sue Thomas said...

Technology is fantastic!!!!! Awesome baby photo, j.j.!!!!

Megan said...

I am happy everything is going well and the baby is cooperating. I think those features look male (hee hee)! Are they predicting a birth weight?

Susie said...

Look at those lips- dontcha just want to smooch on them??

Tasha said...

Gee, the little "guy" looks so handsome. I guess (finally) I am off of the fact that you've been carrying around 2 pondegores since the proof is in the pudding. or is it? Anyway, it's no doubt that "he'll" be beautiful, because Alla's parents have awesome baby making skills, just look at her.

the larsons said...

Hey, I'm a lurker from Erin's blog and I've never seen an ultrasound that detailed before. How adorable. Wishing you well with the new baby.

Shelly Z. said...

Yeah! You are going to have a baby soon!!! More playmates for Matt...er...I mean Dane!! So happy everything is swell in there. Can't wait to see you Sunday. Love Shell

Jeremiah said...

Holy jeez... I think that kid has more facial hair than Ron does!! Boy for sure!!!

Have a good night!

Amy said...

I just read your Tuesday post and after reading how big Pondegore is, I can think any crankiness is completely justified!

Hayden wasn't that big until he was 3-4 weeks old! Yikes!

No wonder your belly is so big. . . with that big ole baby and lots of extra fluid. Good wishes for an easy 4 more weeks!

Mary Jo said...

That is an amazing ultrasound!
I don't think mine was half as good and erin was just born in July!! :0)
And I know what you mean about the whole weight thing.
I started dreading my appointments because there was always some kind of comment about my weight :0p

Melanie said...

look at that cute babe! so glad everything went well. we'll have to compare notes again next week. :)

Katie said...

I'm still saying boy! And OMG over 7 pounds already? You could have a leap year baby!!

andrealavin said...

wow- that's amazing! you can totally see his little face :) yup, i said his :) luv dre